No. 4. What happens to my scores if during extended walk horse is not accepting the bit or if he remains clearly over bend in neck

November 4, 2017

FACT: What will happen to my score if during the extended walk the horse is not accepting the bit or if the horse remains clearly over bend in the neck.

QUESTION: What scores may I get?

COMMENTS AND POSSIBLE MARK: It has been said that the walk is the proof of correct riding and training. We must also remember that the Rules require that the horse must accept the bit with a light and soft contact and a supple poll at all gaits. If you are not able to achieve this, look for the training scale and find out what are you missing there.

The judge will probably deduct 1 to 1.5 points for the extended walk, the mark for paces probably will not be affected but there may be some deduction under submission.